Churchwide social, Sunday, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m.
At publication time some host homes still had open spots for tonight’s Fireside Chats, and you can sign up until event time. The purpose of this churchwide social event is to deepen relationships and connections among us while providing an intimate setting for us to express our collective gratitude. Enjoy an evening of fellowship and light refreshments with other Wilshire members. Homes are located throughout the Dallas area, so you can stay close to home or venture to a different part of town. Too late for the kiddos? We have one home hosting from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with the young kids in mind.
SignUpGenius link at wilshirebc.org/registration.
White Rock Center of Hope bags due Sunday
Wilshire is continuing its longstanding Thanksgiving tradition of providing canned goods for families in need. Donations will benefit families served by White Rock Center of Hope in East Dallas and are due this Sunday, Nov. 14. If you haven’t already brought your bag to the church, please bring it Sunday and take it straight to the chancel steps in the Sanctuary. You may also purchase canned goods through an Amazon wish list and have them delivered directly to WRCOH; find the link at wilshirebc.org/registration.
Wilkinson Center Baskets due Nov. 18
Wilshire has committed to providing 75 baskets to the Wilkinson Center for distribution to local families with someone enrolled in one of the center’s adult education classes. Each basket costs $50 to $75 to put together. To participate, sign up at wilshirebc.org/registration. Full instructions and a list of recommended items can be found at the registration link. Baskets should be delivered to Wilshire on Thursday, Nov. 18, between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. in the south parking lot. Contact Abbey Adcox for more info at email@example.com.
Sign up for Nov. 17 Blood Drive
The Carter BloodCare bus will be at Wilshire for a blood drive on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. As the holidays near, Carter’s blood inventory typically decreases while the need for blood remains high. Carter currently has a less than one-day supply of many blood types, and they need to receive 1,500 units per day to maintain ample inventory throughout the holidays and winter months. Scan the QR code or visit wilshirebc.org/registration to sign up for an appointment. Photo ID required. Contact Parish Nurse Linda Garner with questions.
Reserve a spot soon for Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops
Join your Wilshire friends for an outing to the Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops concert on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m. The show features the DSO with vocalists Ava Pine and Reginald Smith, Jr., organist Bradley Welch and the Dallas Symphony Chorus. Tickets are $40 each and include bus transportation to the Meyerson Symphony Center and back. This is a popular event and often sells out, so act now to guarantee your spot. Reserve a ticket at wilshirebc.org/registration. Contact Carolyn Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Sign up kids to build nativity set
Each Sunday of Advent (starting Nov. 28) and Christmas Eve, children in third through sixth grade are invited to participate in the 9 or 11 a.m. worship service and the 5 p.m. Christmas Eve service to build the Nativity scene by carrying an element to the chancel steps. We will build it each week until it is complete on Christmas Eve. If your child is interested in participating, see the sign-up link at wilshirebc.org/registration. Spots will go quickly! Contact Julie Girards at email@example.com with questions.
Wilshire Welcome this Sunday
- The monthly Wilshire Welcome Class helps guests and new members learn what Wilshire is all about. Topics include worship philosophy, Bible study options and mission and advocacy partners. The class will meet this Sunday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. in the Prayer Room near McIver Chapel. The next date is Dec. 12.
- Coffee and Conversation with Senior Pastor George Mason will be held Sunday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. This informal time in George’s study gives guests and new members a chance to ask questions about Wilshire.
- Questions? Contact Carolyn Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Worship together on Zoom
Those unable to attend worship in person are invited to view the 11 a.m. livestream with others on Zoom. The session begins each Sunday at 10:45 so participants can chat before the service. Email Ashley Robinson at email@example.com for the Zoom link.
Volunteer for Lord’s Supper team
The Lord’s Supper Ministry Team is seeking new members. This team prepares the Lord’s Supper elements, sets up and cleans up on Sundays when Lord’s Supper is served (the first Sunday of every month). Volunteer for as few or as many months as you wish. If you are interested or need more information, contact Debby Burton at 214-452-3132 or firstname.lastname@example.org or come to a brief 10 a.m. meeting on Sunday, Nov. 14, in the Sanctuary by the Lord’s Supper table.
Preschool Park Playdate
The Preschool Ministry will hold a playdate on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Ann Eisemann Inclusive Playground (1301 W. Belt Line Rd., Richardson). Sign-up is encouraged but not required. Find the SignUpGenius link at wilshirebc.org/registration.
Piano Affinity Group this Sunday
Wilshire’s Piano Affinity Group will meet Sunday, Nov. 14, at 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Pianists are encouraged to perform a classical piece or hymn arrangement. For more information, contact Max Tucker at 214-215-3766.
Women of Wilshire book clubs
ν The WOW! Brown Bag Book Club meets one Thursday a month at noon in Room 1205-L. On Dec. 2 the group will have a brunch and discuss Fredrik Backman’s Anxious People. Contact: Abbey Adcox (email@example.com).
ν The WOW! Tuesday Evening Book Club meets in the Parlor monthly at 6 p.m. On Dec. 14 the group will enjoy a cookie exchange and discuss The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan. Contact: Debby Burton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
WOW! dinner at Manny’s, Nov. 18
Women of Wilshire will meet for dinner at Manny’s Tex-Mex (Mockingbird & Abrams) on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m. Spots are limited. Sign up at wilshirebc.org/registration.
Women’s Retreat: Feb. 11–13, 2022
Get away and find community, encouragement and time with God at the 2022 Women’s Retreat, themed “While I Breathe.” Pastoral Residents Ashley Robinson and Jenna Sullivan will serve as camp pastors. Cost is $225 per person, with a $100 deposit due by Nov. 15. Full payment is due by Jan. 23. Learn more and register at wilshirebc.org/registration.
Adventurers Christmas Luncheon
The Wilshire Adventurers will hold a Christmas luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Community Hall. Lunch will be followed by a program called Melodic Memories by Texas Winds Musical Outreach. Cost is $20. RSVP by contacting Barbara Clayton at 214-452-3125 or email@example.com. Or sign up at wilshirebc.org/registration.
Wednesday Night Live, November 17
5 – 6 p.m. • Community Hall
Family Dinner has moved inside but otherwise will stay the same. Bring your own food or, better yet, pick up Koinonia Café To Go. Drinks and dessert are provided by the church.
Music, Missions and More
6 – 7 p.m. • Weekly except the first Wednesday of each month
Fun, age-based activities and lessons for 3-year-olds through sixth graders, including music and missions-related topics.
Resident-Led Study: Celebrating Beloved Community
6 – 6:45 p.m. • Nov. 10 & 17 • James Gallery
Join Wilshire’s pastoral residents as we celebrate and embrace the beauty of koinonia. On Nov. 10, we will explore the power of the written word through letter writing. We will revisit some of Paul’s letters, and then we will engage in writing our own letters to church members and those in the wider Dallas community. On Nov. 17, we will gather for a fun evening of getting to know the residents and each other better as we explore what it means to know and be known.
Childcare for infants to 2-year-olds whose parents are involved in church activities is offered, 6 – 7 p.m.
Stewardship emphasis: What’s your why?
Nov. 21: Gratitude Sunday
Next Sunday, Nov. 21, will be Gratitude Sunday at Wilshire, marking the culmination of our stewardship emphasis and giving us all a chance to respond. Watch your mailbox for a letter from Senior Pastor George Mason with more information.
Are you on Realm?
Wilshire’s new database and connection platform makes giving easier than ever. Learn more at wilshirebc.org/realm. For help setting up your profile, contact Susan Kimball at firstname.lastname@example.org. For help with online giving, contact Lori Gooden at email@example.com.
Why church? Why Wilshire? Why give? There are as many reasons as there are Wilshire members. And we want to hear yours. Large boards have been set up on easels in two locations in the building — one near the church office and the other in James Gallery. On a table you’ll find sticky notes and pens. We invite you to write your why and add it to the board by next Sunday, Nov. 21.